G Suite Essentials
Introductory 8 Steps 2 hours 35 Credits
G Suite is Google's Collaborative Applications platform, delivered from Google Cloud. In this introductory-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with G Suite’s core applications from a user perspective. Although there are many more applications and tool components to G Suite than are covered here, you will get experience with the primary apps: Gmail, Calendar, Sheets and a handful of others. Each lab can be completed in 10-15 minutes, but extra time is provided to allow self-directed free exploration of the applications. As an optional final step, you can take the Certification Exam Practice lab, and see the kinds of practice questions and performance-based scenarios are part of the forthcoming G Suite Certification exam.
Prerequisites:This Quest assumes little to no prior knowledge or experience with G Suite applications. It is expected that students are familiar with office productivity applications and are ready to explore the collaborative benefits afforded by the move to G Suite.
Learn how to use Gmail to create, send, view, and reply to email. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore Gmail features.
Learn how to use Google Calendar to schedule meetings and events and get reminders about upcoming activities. You can also share your schedule with others and create multiple calendars that you and your team can use together. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore Google Calendar features.
Use Google Hangouts Meet to hold impromptu video meetings, virtual training classes around the world, remote interviews, and much more. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore Google Hangouts Meet features.
Use Google Drive to store all your files in the cloud, including photos, Microsoft® Word® documents, Excel® spreadsheets, and more. You can also make changes to a Word file using Google Docs, or convert your Word files to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore Google Drive features.
Use Google Sheets to create and edit a spreadsheet, then share the spreadsheet for easy collaboration. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore Google Sheets features.
Learn how to use Sites to build internal project hubs, team sites, public-facing websites, and more. You can complete this lab in 10-15 minutes or use the extra time to explore the features of Google Sites.